Stuart became a full-time lecturer at Sheffield Hallam in 2007 teaching on modules across the PE and School Sport, Sport Development and Coaching and Sport Coaching degree routes. He was the PE and School Sport Course Leader from 2013-2016 and has module led on Games activities, Sport Coaching and Leadership and Alternative Physical Activities. His main research interests are with regards to Tennis with a recent publication focused upon Strength and Conditioning for junior tennis players. Stuart is also a Level 4 LTA Senior Performance tennis coach and coaches at Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club, Sheffield.
Stuart became a full time Tennis coach in 1995 at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club in Sheffield after gaining a BA Hons degree in 'Human Movement Studies'. Stuart gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in Physical Education in 2002 whilst teaching at the Trinity School, Nottingham. He started teaching at Sheffield Hallam in 2002 as an Associate lecturer and became a full-time lecturer at SHU in 2007. He has led on modules on Games activities in PE and School Sport, Sport Coaching and Leadership and Alternative Physical Activities and was the PE and School Sport (PESS) Course Leader from 2013-2016.
Stuart led and oversaw the introduction of a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) mentor scheme as part of the PESS degree. His main research interests are with regards to Tennis with a recent publication focused upon Strength and Conditioning for junior tennis players and a present interest in expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in tennis and the implications for talent development. He also worked with members of SIRC (Sport Industry Research Centre) at Hallam in completing a publication on Alternative Physical Activities. Stuart continues to coach tennis on a part-time basis at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash club in Sheffield and is a Level 4 LTA Senior Performance tennis coach. He has also tutored for the 'Street Games' organisation.
Specialist areas of interest
Expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in Tennis and the implications for talent development
BSc PE and School Sport
BSc Sport Coaching
BSc Sport Development and Coaching
Games Activities in PESS
Applied Practical Pedagogy
Sport Coaching in Context
Expertise and adaptive behaviours in perception of contextual information in Tennis and the implications for talent development.
Shafizadeh, M., Bonner, S., Fraser, J., & Barnes, A. (2018). Effect of environmental constraints on multi-segment coordination patterns during the tennis service in expert performers. Journal of sports sciences, 37 (9), 1011-1020. http://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2018.1538691
Fraser, J., Bonner, S., & Green, H. (2015). Strength and conditioning for the junior tennis player: Evidence based training. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, 20 (2), 65-71.
Bullough, S., Hart, G., Moore, R., & Bonner, S. (2012). The role of alternative physical activities in engaging young people. In Harris, S., Bell, B., Adams, A., & Mackintosh, C. (Eds.) Sport for sport? Theoretical and practical insights in sports development. (pp. 47-74). Leisure Studies Association: http://www.leisure-studies-association.info/LSAWEB/NewTitle/117.html